News & Events


Connecticut Offers New Grant Funding in Brownfield Redevelopment Program

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has issued a Request For Applications (RFA) for a second round of funding in the Brownfield Area-Wide Revitalization Planning Grant Program, which encourages redevelopment in neighborhoods, downtowns, waterfront districts or other sections that contain multiple parcels of brownfields.

For a copy of the RFA please follow this LINK.

New Tax Law in Place – What Impacts on Brownfield Financing?

Charlie Bartsch, Senior Strategist, Communities in Transition provides insight on how the new tax law will affect brownfield financing.

Announcing a New Guide to Assist Communities with the Investment of Available Resources to Leverage Additional Funding

Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization

Many communities struggle to find and attract sufficient funding for brownfields redevelopment projects. It can be difficult for communities to identify how best to invest limited local resources. Sound initial investments of local funds can open opportunities for additional public funds and attract the interest and support of outside investors and lead to additional funding. This guide was developed by EPA to assist communities in overcoming the challenges of making sound investment decisions to attract additional resources for community revitalization.

Upcoming Events




Powering up landfills, greyfields & brownfields as brightfields.

When: June 19, 2018

Where:  New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey


Morning coffee
Morning educational program
Sit down lunch
Solar Market Mixer (limited availability)
Technical assistance Q&A (limited availability)
Afternoon tea
Exhibitor meet & greet
Interactive events continue & conclude


2018 WV Brownfields Conference
   September 5-7, 2018
   Charleston Civic Center
   Charleston, West Virginia

The 2018 WV Brownfields Conference will include sessions covering all aspects of brownfields redevelopment, interactive workshops, two networking receptions, and the 2018 WV Brownfield Awards.

This premier redevelopment event attracts over 250 stakeholders including economic development professionals, environmental professionals, real estate developers, lawyers, state and local officials, EPA and other federal officials, entrepreneurs, planners, bankers, investors, and community redevelopment professionals.

For more information please follow this LINK.

2018 PA Brownfields Conference
   October 1-3, 2018
   Sands Bethlehem
   Lehigh Valley, PA

Learn about opportunities for transforming communities throughout the commonwealth.  Conference attendees will experience the Lehigh Valley’s success in creating a vibrant destination where people want to live, work, play and visit.

The Conference is planned in collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP).

For more information please follow this LINK.

National Association of Development Organizations Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
​October 13 - 16, 2018

NADO's premier training conference will occur at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, NC in October 2018.  Staff is working on the content and agenda and information will be added periodically to the website.  For more information please follow this LINK.

REGISTER HERE  (Registration will open on or about June 19, 2018) 

Northeast Economic Development Association Conference
Newark, New Jersey
October 21 – 23, 2018

The 2018 NEDA THRIVE Northeast conference is your place to connect and learn. Find out what communities from across the Northeast—and beyond—are doing to not just bounce back, but to bounce forward. Come share your own experience, connect with colleagues and contribute to thriving communities in a thriving Northeast.  For more information please follow this LINK.